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[URBAN NOTE] Nine city links

  • The new LRT that will unite Brampton and Mississauga looks very cool. blogTO reports.
  • The small farming town of Belfountain is apparently facing a major influx of Toronto tourists seeking fall sights. Global News reports.
  • Ridership on Kitchener-Waterloo transit generally has increased sharply since the opening of the Ion LRT. CBC reports.
  • London, Ontario, is trying to regenerate its downtown. Global News reports.
  • CTV Ottawa reports on O-Train Fans, a new fan community devoted to exploring the Confederation Line.
  • La Presse looks at how people cross the street in Montréal in a way different from people in Québec City, here.
  • A high-density apartment development in Fredericton is unpopular among some neighbours. Global News reports.
  • Hillsborough, New Brunswick, is trying to keep its grocery store alive. Global News reports.
  • Calgary hosts a new development of compact homes for military veterans. Global News reports.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait looks at the dusty spiral of galaxy M81, here.
  • Crooked Timber reacts positively to the Astra Taylor short film What Is Democracy?
  • D-Brief notes that, in the South Atlantic, one humpback whale population has grown from 440 individuals to 25 thousand, nearly completing its recovery from whaling-era lows.
  • Dangerous Minds looks at The Iguanas, first band of Iggy Pop.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at consideration in South Korea at building an aircraft carrier.
  • Todd Schoepflin at the Everyday Sociology Blog looks at the division of labour within his family.
  • Far Outliers looks at 17th century clashes between England and Barbary Pirates.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how antibiotics are getting everywhere, contaminating food chains worldwide.
  • Victor Mair at Language Log looks at the evidence not only for an ancient Greek presence in Central Asia, but for these Greeks’ contact with China.
  • Dan Nexon at Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that the attempt by Trump to get Ukraine to spy on his enemies was driven by what Russia and Hungary alleged about corruption in Ukraine.
  • The LRB Blog looks at the transnational criminal network of the Hernandez brothers in Honduras, a source of a refugee diaspora.
  • Marginal Revolution shares an argument suggesting that marriage is useful for, among other things, encouraging integration between genders.
  • Sean Marshall looks at how the death of the Shoppers World in Brampton heralds a new urbanist push in that city.
  • At the NYR Daily, Helen Joyce talks of her therapeutic experiences with psychedelic drugs.
  • Drew Rowsome reviews the Toronto play The Particulars.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel considers if inflation came before, or after, the Big Bang.
  • John Scalzi at Whatever has a short discussion about Marvel films that concludes they are perfectly valid.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that central Ukraine has emerged as a political force in post-1914 Ukraine.
  • Arnold Zwicky considers the Indian pickle.

[URBAN NOTE] Seven city links: Brampton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Montréal, Sainte-Marte, Detroit …

  • Sean Marshall considers how recent changes in provincial policy are affecting the Ontario city of Brampton.
  • There is some interest in the city of Kitchener in deeper integration of the Kitchener-Waterloo region, though not necessarily amalgamation. Global News reports.
  • The Waterloo Record notes that Waterloo city council has voted unanimously against amalgamation.
  • Taylor Noakes at CBC Montreal notes that a revived Expos baseball team, whartever its other merits, would not be an economic asset for the city.
  • Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, unaccountably, was built on a lakebed regardless of the flooding risks. CBC Montreal reports.
  • The Detroit Free Press looks at the impressive former home of Patti Smith in suburban St. Clair Shores.
  • Guardian Cities reports on the upset of residents in Newcastle at a recent claim that their city’s high street is the worst one in the United Kingdom.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, Tromsø, Marseilles, Brampton, Harbin

  • The different proposals for the future of McGill College Avenue in Montréal sound very interesting. Global News reports.
  • Ozy reports on how Tromsø, largest city in Arctic Norway, has found new energy thanks to tourism.
  • Roads and Kingdoms has some tips for visitors to the French Mediterranean city of Marseilles.
  • Sean Marshall examines the question of why property taxes in the Ontario city of Brampton are so high. Can anything be done about them?
  • Guardian Cities notes how the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, like much of China’s old rest belt, is facing stagnant economic growth.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Brampton, Milton and Markham, New York City, Atlanta, London, Lisbon

  • The Ontario government’s cancellation of new post-secondary campuses years in the planning for booming Brampton, Milton, and Markham hurts these centres needlessly. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities notes how the scale of voter repression in Georgia may not be enough to prevent the election of Stacey Abrams, given the scale of black migration to Atlanta.
  • Feargus O’Sullivan at CityLab takes a look at a new report noting both the importance of venues for experimental music in New York City (and other cities) and these venues’ vulnerability to gentrification.
  • A long-abandoned street of Victorian London has been remade, CityLab reports, into a component of London Bridge Station.
  • CityLab reports on the beautiful, but dangerous, tiled sidewalks of Lisbon. Is it worth keeping them?

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Mississauga and Brampton, Montréal, Vancouver, New York City, Miami

  • CBC notes</u. the underrepresentation of politicians of visible minority background in the city councils of Mississauga and Brampton.
  • MTL Blog reports on the different plans of the different political parties in the Québec election for mass transit plans. (I really like the Québec Solidaire plan’s ambition.)
  • Catherine Tse at the SCMP takes a look at the different sorts of businesses run by young wealthy people, often socialites, of Asian immigrant background in Vancouver.
  • Henry Grabar at Slate writes about a paper examining the tactics adopted by different groups in New York City–Hasidic Jews, Chinese, and Bangladeshis–faced with high real estate prices, from intensification to diffusion to underground housing.
  • Christian Portilla at VICE writes about how gentrification is undermining the basis for the Miami neighbourhood of Little Haiti, driving out long-time residents.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Metrolinx stops, Dean Lisowick, Toronto vigil, barbering, sales tax

  • Transit Toronto notes that Metrolinx is actively soliciting ideas for stop names on the two light rail lines, Finch West in Toronto and Hurontario in Brampton and Missisauga.
  • This look at the life of Dean Lisowick, an apparent victim whose life revolved around the Scott Mission, is terribly informative and terribly sad. The Toronto Star has it.
  • The CBC reports on a Toronto vigil on the one-year anniversary of the Québec City mosque shooting.
  • CBC reports on barber Dwight Murray’s argument that the Ontario requirement for barbers to learn hairdressing styles not directly relevant to their craft should be changed.
  • At the Toronto Star, Christopher Hume makes an argument for a Toronto sales tax. (I would make it a GTA sales tax, myself.)